More recent Indian restaurants have a tendency to have fashionable decor, but the new Antique Indian Restaurant on the southwest facet bucks that development, with standard decor and desk configurations.
For occasion, chef-proprietor Pawan Saini explained, the water cups are copper, and so is the h2o jug which is brought to the desk. The plates are traditional significant pottery that are handmade, he stated, crediting his daughter with the concept for the cafe.
Antique Indian Cafe opened in January at 3933 S. 76th St. and not long ago acquired its liquor license, serving a quick assortment of beer, wine and spirits to diners at their tables.
The spot, in a procuring heart at Howard Avenue, previously was Shah Jee’s and Awan’s Desi Cuisine.
Antique Indian has table company for lunch and evening meal, seating 72 in the eating place at spaced tables. It opens at 11 a.m. daily, serving until eventually 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and till midnight Friday and Saturday.
Friday by Sunday, it has a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet ($16.99) has extra than 20 merchandise, like appetizers and dessert, Saini said.
A indigenous of Punjab condition in northern India, Saini started his occupation as a chef in the Indian military. He continued cooking right after leaving the army and now has almost 35 a long time of experience in kitchens. Antique Indian is the to start with restaurant he’s owned.
Whilst the menu includes dishes from all close to India, a amount of goods on the menu are classic to India’s north — this kind of as appetizers of hen hariyali or paneer hariyali, flavored with a marinade of chopped mint and cilantro leaves with seasonings.
There is also paneer bhurji, a seasoned scramble of the fresh cheese that the restaurant tends to make alone, and saag Punjabi, mustard greens and spinach flavored with garlic, ginger and spices.
Some of the plates Saini endorses to new prospects involve butter hen and dal makhani, the lentils and legumes in butter and spices.
Some of the other dishes on the menu consist of 50 percent or entire hen tandoori, lamb shahi korma, vegetable biryani, goat masala and spicy shrimp vindaloo.
Most main dishes are $11.99 to $14.99. A variety of vegetarian and meat appetizers selection from $3.99 to $14.99.
The restaurant has two tandoor ovens, one for meats and the other for vegetables and bread, Saini reported.
Antique Indian accepts reservations, can accommodate bigger functions and provides takeout. To contact: (414) 509-5839. Shipping is offered via third-celebration providers this kind of as DoorDash.
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